Do rats have orgasms? Do you really want to know?

Rats get a bum rap. Most of us find them repulsive, and we will actively persecute them if we find them in our living spaces. It's no wonder--they harbor carriers of the plague. But, like most mammals, they are more similar to us than you might expect. Take this study, for example. Here, scientists wondered whether non-human mammals have orgasms. To answer this question, they began by coming up with a set of physiological responses associated with human orgasms. They then asked whether rats